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Articles / Tips
Choosing the best MTB disc brake pads
No bite from noisy brakes? We explain why you might need to change the type of pad you're using.
Big box store bought bikes fail basic safety checks
Where are you buying your new bike this Christmas? If it is from a big box or supermarket retailer, take care! The quality of build may be poor and potentially quite dangerous.
Clipless pedals enhance your riding in many ways. Read about the benefits.
10 reasons to invest $1000 on your first mountain bike
In the market for your first serious mountain bike? Pay heed to this guide and avoid disappointment.
Paris-Roubaix - The Race
A quick primer on the toughest one-day race in the world. It's also known as 'The Queen of the Classics' and 'The Hell of the North.' The guys who ride it are the "hard-men" of cycling.
Why do cyclists shave their legs?
It is common knowledge that cyclists shave. Yes, men and women. Legs and sometimes arms. But why is it so?
10 reasons to be a Tour de France spectator
Bored of sitting in front of the TV for three weeks during a grand tour? Why not make the pilgrimage and see the race in person. We promise you won't be disappointed!
What the Pros eat in a day on Tour
Ever wondered how professional cyclists fuel three hard weeks in the saddle? We give an insight into a 6000 calorie day!
What to wear for a summer of cycling
Summer cycle clothing is typically minimal and designed to remain dry even on the sweatiest days out in the saddle.
How to deal with cycling related knee pain
Knee pain is a relatively common complaint among cyclists.This is why it happens and what you can do about it.
What is a Women's-Specific Bike?
Bicycles specifically for women aren't just smaller and pink variations of men's bikes, they're designed for women's sizes, proportions, and shapes for better comfort and efficiency.
5 important questions when buying a road bike
Making your first road bike purchase? Use these simple questions to make sure you get the most out of the transaction and roll away happy.
Eat, Drink and be Merry: 5 tips to success at a 24 hour race
It is a tough discipline, but there are ways through the haze and fog of pain and exhaustion when you set out to tackle a 24 hour race. Here's how.
7 things to look for when buying a carbon road bike
Before spending thousands of dollars on any carbon road bike, check out these tips. They'll help you fine tune your decision to get the bike that you not only want, but also that suits.
Why buy local? Supporting your local bike shop
Online shopping is here to stay, but there's more to the buying experience than just clicking deals. Give your local bike shop a visit, pick up a spare tube, and come away with more.
Dressing for the winter chill
8 must-have items for your winter cycling wardrobe. Get this gear to keep warm and keep pedaling through the cold, the wet, and the snow of winter weather.
10 ways to survive magpie season in Australia
Why does nearly every animal in Australia try to maim or kill you? To cyclists, the spring magpie season is no joking matter. Here's how to survive.
How to choose the best tires for mountain biking
There are many factors to be aware of when choosing the best tires for your mountain bike. We help make the decision easier with these explanations and simple tips.
Sick of Counting Bricks? Here are tips to get you through your indoor training sessions
Great tips on setting up and completing indoor cycling training sessions. Alleviate the boredom and enjoy your workout, especially when the weather keeps your from riding outside.
Puncture proof my road bike tire
You're lucky if you can wear through a tire's life without getting a puncture or having it prematurely killed by road debris. Try these tips for puncture proofing and longevity.
Arrive Alive in 5 Steps
Being alert, aware and present are the most important skills to have whilst riding on the road. Keep road cycling fun and stay safer by using these pointers.
Carbon vs Alloy road wheels: Are they worth the upgrade?
We look at the benefits of carbon road bike wheels for the average cyclist and if you should pay to upgrade from your alloy wheelset.
5 Best entry level cyclocross bikes
Cyclocross is a rapidly gaining popularity outside its traditional European stomping ground. Here are 5 bikes that could get you started into this exciting and fun discipline.
Improve your bike skills in just 5 minutes a day!
Do you feel a twinge of jealousy when you see somebody with awesome bike skills? Take a few moments out from your regular ride to practice these skills and become a stronger, more confi...
Pros and cons of the bike QR and thru axle
What are the benefits of a thru axle when compared to the standard bicycle wheel quick release? Is it worth the upgrade? We check it out.
JUMP!: Improve your explosive power in just 5 minutes a day
We look at ways to become more explosive and how we can ensure this power translates into our pedals.
Spin gym vs open road cycling: The benefits and beginnings of a road cycling life
We revisit the spin class vs road cycling conundrum and discuss the steps you can take to convert those hairy gym legs into smooth roadie pistons!
Bubble Butt - Power up your glutes in 5 minutes a day!
As cyclists we're often proud of our massive quads and sculpted calves, but there's another muscle group that's bigger, stronger and more powerful, but is often overlooked. That's right...
Cyclocross - What makes it so awesome?
Cyclocross - the eclectic mix of criterium race, steeplechase, mudbath and cross-country run. But why has it suddenly become so popular?
New technology makes the hardtail vs dual suspension decision harder than ever
Recent improvements in 29er and 27.5 hardtails has made the mountain bike buying decision more difficult than ever. We show why there has never been a better time to buy a hardtail.
The 5 Best off-season cross-training ideas
Training and racing our bikes is what makes us tick, but can we get too much of a good thing? Here are 5 ways to maintain general fitness that will translate directly over to the bike, ...
TASCO – Lifestyle Apparel for the MTBer
You may have seen the somewhat adorable “My Dad stole your Dad’s KOM” onesies doing the rounds on Facebook - but it’s not all they do.
Eurobike Gold Awards 2015
Over 500 entries in this year’s Trade Show saw 2 days of extensive analysis, evaluation and discussion by expert panels and judges to win one of 12 coveted awards.
Best new bike accessories for 2015
2015 has been all about two things in particular: bike safety and training efficiency.
Budget bike lighting: These 4 tail lights blend extreme visibility, usability and affordability!
Probably the most important nighttime safety device is a good tail light. Check out these great options.
Aero helmets - What do I need to know?
Aero helmets are nothing new these days, but what should I be looking for when investing in some aero advantage? We look at what's on offer.
Most Innovative New Bike Components of 2015
Check out these six new components and decide which you think is the “most innovative”. Are there any true game changers here?
Conversation with Michael Hall - Advanced development engineer at Zipp Speed Weaponry
In the competitive world of carbon bicycle component development Michael Hall has a job to do: Stay ahead of the bunch by continually addressing the question "how do we make sure we're ...
The Pro and his Bike - Joe Cooper and the Avanti Corsa SL
Kiwi Joe Cooper is as tough as they come. Check out the bike and kit which help this hard-man of the peloton drive from the front.
New tech: Garmin Varia integrated bike radar and light system
The new Garmin Varia bike radar and light system will be available soon. Here's a look at what to expect.
Spin class is a start - now get outside and ride
Are you a Spin class tragic? An Indoor cycling legend in your own lunchtime? Curious about all this outside riding nonsense? Here are five things to get you thinking and maybe even ou...
Cycling Smart: Beat the Heat
Summer riding is a joy: no booties or base layers to worry about. But when the mercury really climbs care must be taken to stay healthy and ride well. These tips will keep you moving in...
The Pro and his Bike - Drapac's Wouter Wippert
Drapac’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ Wouter Wippert is standing tall aboard his Swift Ultravox TI and the ProTour had better take notice…
Kettlebell Cure? Get Stronger In 5 Minutes A Day
The most simple piece of gym equipment available can offer real benefits to a cyclist. Get stronger, more stable and flexible and reduce or prevent injury with these easy 5 minute workouts.
Bikes that crossover from trail to road/commute
Which bikes are best for mountain biking, but also double up as great road commuters? We try to find one bike to rule them all.
Are cyclists the world's toughest athletes?
A bold claim perhaps, but there are plenty of examples to prove that cyclists are harder than the average person on the street.
Pilates for Cycling - An awesome core in 5 minutes a day!
We look at some exercises that can improve your core strength and posture in just 5 minutes a day - and we also tell you why it's important!
Shimano's New Deore XT M8000 Groupset
Shimano’s original MTB groupset, XT, has undergone a complete overhaul for the 2016 model year. Check out why this could be the new benchmark mtb groupset.
5 of the best all-round road tires for 2015
Looking for a new pair of shoes for your road bike and can't decide what to get? Check out our pick of the best all-rounders for riding, training and even racing.
Best phone mounts for your bike
No information age cyclist is complete without a massive smart phone attached to the handlebars of their bike. We check out 4 of the best phone mounts available now.
Breakfast on Rollers - Meet Christy "Red Rocket" Keely
We talk to Christy about the breakfast that made her famous!
5 minute drills to make you fast: Pedaling technique
We look at some ways to improve the efficiency of your pedal movement. These drills are easy and quick to do and can be incorporated into your normal riding or spin class.
Pro workouts you can do too - Tom Boonen
The Belgian cycling idol and classics specialist shares his favorite workout. Be warned though - this one is gonna hurt!
5 Tips to make mountain biking more fun!
Mountain biking is the most fun you can have on two wheels, but can be a little tough when starting out. These tips will help newbies get their confidence on the trails.
Peppermint Bike Park - Mountain biking in the heart of Bangkok!
An urban mountain bike park with wooden bridges, berms, jumps and drop offs - everything one could want outside of the forest or singletrack.
The Foam Roller - Awesome recovery in 5 minutes a day
We demonstrate six foam roller exercises that every cyclist will benefit from.
On-board bike cameras on track to capture a new world of cycling
The UCI takes steps to evolve use of on-board bike cameras, passes new restrictions regarding mounting applications…
Easy weight saving modifications for your road bike
Save weight on your road bike with these simple tips. You'll never have to miss a meal again!
Pro Workouts (that you can do, too) - Nicholas Roche
Nicolas Roche shares one of his favorite workouts with us. It's simple enough and will fast track your fitness. Give it a go this week!
Ryders Eyewear Review: Caliber and Thorn photochromic
We have been using the Ryders Caliber and Thorn on the bike for a couple of weeks. Check out our review of this cutting edge eyewear.
Girls in the Dirt - The rise and rise of cyclocross in Australia
Cyclocross is at the pointy end of a boom in cycling Down Under. National CX Champion, Lisa Jacobs, gives us the dirt.
Odd Bike Laws
There are some crazy rules out there regarding proper use of a bicycle. Check out some of our favourites!
Choosing the correct bicycle tube
New cyclists may find picking the correct size tube a little daunting - there are so many options! We make it easy.
5 top bike lights for road and trail
These lights represent the some of the best available in terms of output, size and battery life.
Going Tubeless on your MTB? What you need to consider
Tubeless technology has been around for many years. We discuss why it may be the best upgrade for your MTB!
1 for the road. SRAM Rival 1 and Force 1 groupsets
We check out SRAM's new single chainring road groupsets to find out how they roll.
How to clean and inspect your bike helmet
A neglected part of routine maintenance is the helmet. Regular cleaning not only improves comfort, it is the best time to inspect for damage or age.
Gran Fondo Success: 8 Tips to enjoy and finish the ride
Remember, a Gran Fondo is not necessarily a race – it is generally a mass participation ride over a long distance where the aim is often to simply finish or finish within a certain time.
Do cyclists ride in the middle of the road simply to annoy motorists?
Are cyclists deliberately attempting to antagonize motorists or just trying to stay alive?
Cyclocross 101 - A beginner's guide
Cyclocross is a great way to mix things up on 2 wheels and about as much mayhem and fun that you can have on a bike.
THUGLIFE: Crit racing on a leopard-print Stingray
Charles “Chuck” Dykes raced the Criterium on the final day of the Redlands Classic stage race on the now-famous leopard Stingray cruiser bike and became an instant crowd favourite.
Shorties on big wheels: Is a 29er practical for the vertically challenged?
29er mountain bikes are commonplace nowadays, but are they a good fit for the shorter people among us?
Gran Fondo Success: Key tips for training and preparation
Planning is the key to successful ultra rides. it will increase your chances of having a stress-free day and will also add to your overall sense of satisfaction once you have rolled pas...
7 reasons why cycling is so much better than running
Throw away your running shoes and go buy a bike. There are many reasons why cycling is better than running and not just because it is generally more fun...
5 Best mods to turn your road bike into a TT machine
Looking to get into time trial or triathlon and unsure whether to do it on your road bike or to fork out money for a real TT bike? Here is the answer.
2015 Trek Fuel EX 9 29 ridden and reviewed
Our XC race whippet and previous hardtail lover has been riding the new Fuel for a few weeks now. Here is what he has to say.
Spring clean your bike
When the weather becomes warmer and clearer it's time to get the bike out of storage and get ready for spring cycling!
Gran Fondo Preparation - The key to long distance success
Make sure you have all your equipment sorted before the big day
How to never get a cramp ever again
It's a bold claim but follow these simple tips and you will be able to ride long miles with no twinges!
Looking for a road bike upgrade? 5 reasons why disc brakes should be on the list
Disc brakes on road bikes is THE hot topic at the moment, and it seems as though there are as many opinions circulating as there are Speedplays in a cafe on Sunday morning.
Choose your own back country adventure: 5 top gravel grinders
The gravel grinder is more than just a road bike with wide tires and disc brakes...check out these 5 bikes for your next back country adventure
How to win a short track XC mountain bike race on minimal training!
Contributing writer Joey Esterhuyzen races the Buller 22km and 50km XC events with top results (and little training)
Looking for an Enduro weapon? These 5 bikes can descend (and climb) with the flick of a lever
Enduro bikes have to be ridden hard downhill, but you also need to ride between stages...these bikes can do it all...
Why you must run wider tires on your road bike
Ever even bothered checking what width tires you're running? We show why you would be crazy to run skinny, hard tires anymore.
How to become a better sprinter: Tactics and techniques
Most sprinting success comes from timing, experience, and lots of trial and error, but there are a few simple things you can do to speed up the learning curve
Jackson Goldstone interview: Wild child, marketing genius, or just an awesome little dude?
We had a chat with Jackson and his family to find out what is going on behind all the hype.
5 Top Trail dual suspension 29ers for the girls and the boys
These $3000-$4000 bikes are suitable, with minor modifications, for both sexes and offer big wheels and plenty of trail munching (100-130mm) travel.
Sprint like you stole it: How to master sprint training
Following are some sprint workouts designed to increase your absolute top speed, and to provide valuable practice time riding your bike and developing your skills while riding flat out.
To saddle bag or not. Is this the best way to carry gear on my bike?
They are handy for on the bike storage, but if done incorrectly can ruin your form. Just avoid the rattle and the even more dreaded dangle!
Flatbar Commuter Bikes – Our top 5 picks under $1000
Great bikes at low cost! These five commuters pay for themselves. Ditch the car today!
5 of the best TT, Triathlon or Ironman bikes for racers on a budget
These 5 wind cheating weapons of self-inflicted pain and Strava destruction are a racer's pick when the drafting rules send you into the wind, alone.
How to survive a muddy mountain bike race
When a sunny day turns into a small flood, it's those who are organised who flourish in the mud!
To tap or not to tap? SRAM’S electronic wireless shifters
SRAM is set to introduce a new shifter actuation with the new Red wireless electronic group called eTap
The hardtail didn't die, it just got better! Don your best trail shorts we're comparing 5 29ers up to $3500
Fear not rigid rear end lovers, the hardtail is not dead - it just got better! Check out these two wheeled pieces of purest awesomeness.
Rohan Dennis snatches the Hour Record
BMC Racing Team’s Rohan Dennis has successfully smashed the UCI Hour Record, obliterating the previous record of Matthias Brandle by almost 600 metres on Sunday Feb 8th.
"When I was a kid I...." A brief history of Jackson Goldstone, the future of mountain biking
Much celebrated and only 11 years old, Jackson Goldstone is a fearless mountain biking phenomenon.
How can I stay safe cycling in the wet?
How do I ride safely in the wet? We provide some skills and equipment to make wet riding safer
What NOT to buy online
We are not against online shopping, but there are a few bike parts you should avoid buying by internet.
Sixty minutes of pain and glory: Why suddenly so many challengers for the Hour Record?
What is the Hour Record all about and why suddenly so many challengers for the title?
SRAM road groupset roundup 2015
Looking for a new bike but confused by groupset options? We give a quick rundown of SRAM's line-up for road bikes.
10 ways to spoil yourself at a local bike shop
Bike shops are a haven of wonderful products we all want to buy and equip our bikes with. Here are 10 of the best things you can get at your local.
Great cycling climbs of the world - Australia
We check out some iconic climbs across Australia, home to some of the most beautiful cycling roads in the world. Why not book a holiday today and don't forget to pack your bike!
One of the genuine hard men of the pro peloton, Adam Hansen has expanded his horizons his duties as a super-domestique to create his own brand of high-end bespoke cycling shoes.
The Hour: Brave effort but no World Record cigar for Bobridge
Australian track star Jack Bobridge is the latest cyclist to attempt to break the Hour Record.
Electronic vs. Mechanical - What you need to know
What are the advantages of an electronic groupset? We look at some key features and compare with mechanical gearing.
5 things you must do after riding your road bike in the rain
A little rain never hurt anyone, maybe, but is your bike really so tough? These simple steps are crucial in looking after your road bike.
Bikes at the Tour Down Under - Pro kit for 2015
We give a snap shot of a few cool steeds for the new year. Find one you like and get it at your local bike shop!
Great cycling climbs of the world - USA
Make plans and pack your bags - we are checking out four of the best climbs of the contiguous United States.
Affordable efficiency: 4 Top 29er duallies under $3000 for 2015
These affordable bikes can climb, descend, trail ride all day long and then have a hit-out XC racing!
The Ultimate road cycling shopping list
This list covers everything you need to start road cycling from your bike to your socks!
Setting up a mountain bike cockpit in 6 steps
This step by step approach will help you dial in your mountain bike position and improve control, confidence and comfort.
What to look for when buying a new road bike: 2015 Shimano groupset guide
The 2015 Shimano road groupset range explained. What do you need on your new steed?
New bike setup: 7 steps to ensure your bike is ready to ride
Got a new steed for Christmas? Get into the habit of checking your bike before every ride and stay safe out on the road or mountain.
Knicks, Bibs, or Baggies?
These are the options for comfortable cycling, but which would you choose?
Caleb Ewan: Great Expectations
He is one of the World Tours hottest prospects and he is only 20 years old. Caleb Ewan is already showing the world his massive potential.
The 3 most important things to know when buying your first serious bike!
We think these are very important points to consider prior to dropping the cash on a new bike.
Meals on wheels: Realistic nutrition tips for cyclists
With increased physical activity it is best to alter your nutrition for optimal performance and health. These tips are realistic practices to incorporate into your cycling life.
10 tips when buying a commuter
We clear up what to look for when buying a bike for commuting in 10 easy steps
Wet weather survival guide
Regardless of the time of year nothing dampens a ride more than the rain! Check out our survival guide to wet weather riding.
Clipping in: Easy as 1, 2, 3
3 simple steps to help with the clipping in learning curve. Give it a go, it will transform your riding!
5 tips to endurance cycling success
Long hours in the saddle is hard work no matter what level you ride at. These tips will help you achieve your best in a long format bike race.
Conquer your singletrack fear!
Many beginner mountain bikers avoid singletrack. With a few simple techniques and a small dose of courage, anyone can get out riding the narrow trails.
5 questions to ask when dropping your bike off for a service
Bike workshops are busy places. Avoid any unfortunate surprises regarding time or money with these simple questions to ask when you drop your bike off.
Five of the best 2015 road bikes under $3000
These five 2015 road bikes are affordable and offer a range of capabilities. Which model suits your style?
What to be aware of when buying online
The bike market is changing. What should you be aware of before making that purchase online? Have you ever considered the consequences?
How to clean your bike post mud ride!
Riding in mud can result in all sorts of wear and maintenance issues with your bike. Here is the best way to clean your bike after a muddy ride.
Cadence 101: Nail your ideal pedaling speed
Quit flogging yourself in a hard gear and learn to spin. More speed, more sustained power and less effort.
5 steps to layering for winter cycling and surviving the cold days ahead
It's cold somewhere in the world. Layering is the answer to handling riding in the cold. Here's how!
How to become a better climber
Climbing is one of the great challenges to becoming a strong all-round cyclist. This is the quickest and simplest way to improving your climbing ability
5 skills every mountain biker should have
It doesn't matter how good you are on a bike - these skills should be a requirement for every off-road outing.
Mountain bike braking 101
Check out these tips to increase your braking efficiency and confidence while railing corners on a mountain bike!
The short and long term costs of running a performance bicycle
There are many costs involved in the upkeep of a quality enthusiast bicycle - especially if you ride often. We break down some basic running costs.
10 tips to buying a dual suspension mountain bike
With so much choice where does a buyer start? We help begin your search for that perfect trail machine.
The cheapest and easiest way to transform how your mountain bike handles singletrack
You can spend a heap of money upgrading your mountain bike to get it to feel just right. Forget all that and find out here how to transform a bike with minimal cost and effort!
5 reasons you need Shimano XTR Di2
Electronic shifting has made it to mountain bikes. The future is total integration so now is the best time to check it out and jump on-board!
Video of the Week: Peter Sagan carves it up
There's a reason Peter Sagan is known as one of the best bike handlers in the peloton; he was mountain biker!
Why right NOW is the best time to get to know your local bike shop
We tell you why there has never been a better time to get to know your local bike shop. There are just some things money can't buy!
5 reasons to buy a 650b
What was new is now the standard. 650b has all but replaced 26" wheels as the "norm". Why should I buy this magic new hoop?
The 5 most important nutrients for every cyclist
Check out these 5 nutrients and see whether you are getting enough of the good stuff to fuel your cycling body and remain fit and strong!
10 Tips to buying a hardtail mountain bike
Hardtail mountain bikes are fun, fast, simple and just a great way to enjoy riding trails. Keep these tips in mind when looking for a new ride!
What is a bike service all about?
What actually goes on during a standard bike shop service? We discuss the inner workings of a typical service.
5 ways to survive riding into a headwind
It is a cyclist's worst enemy. Here are 5 tips on how to survive even the most vicious headwind!
The 4 best ways to make your bike lighter
Cycling is often about power to weight ratio. You've tried the diet and failed so why not attack your bike?
Going AERO! 5 things you should know before buying aero road wheels
Aerodynamic road wheels come in all shapes and sizes depending on their purpose. Follow this guide before laying down your cash!
10 reasons to visit your Local Bike Shop today!
Bored and jaded? Why not go down to your local and get the cycling bug reactivated!
How NOT to change a tube in 6 easy steps
A simple exercise but there is a good and a bad way to doing it. Here is what NOT to do when you get a flat.
What is the difference between a road race and endurance/gran fondo bike?
We describe the two key road bike types to help with the decision "which is best for me?"
5 ways riding a bike can help you lose weight
There are thousands of weight loss techniques available. The good thing about a bike is that it can become part of your lifestyle and is great fun too!
5 things you must do on a bike this year
Love cycling but tired of the same old routine every day? Try these 5 things to spice up your cycling year!
Road bike disc brakes: The new standard
In the market for a new road bike? Disc brakes will no longer be an option, but the norm. Check out these new road bikes with disc brakes as standard equipment.
5 tips for singletrack first timers
Here are five key pointers for approaching the dreaded singletrack for the first time
Why steel and titanium are better than carbon fiber
Carbon is THE material of choice these days. We explain why you're better off with steel or titanium.
10 things you should NEVER do on a bike
Don't be caught out breaking these important rules of cycling
Video of the Week: Mountain bike speed record
Footage of the speed record on a stock mountain bike
What to look for in a mountain bike under $1000
How do I get the best mountain bike on a budget? Follow these tips and pop down to the local bike shop.
Review: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/XTR Pro
Trail heaven on the Pivot Mach 6
5 Tips for buying a criterium road bike
Any road bike can be used in a criterium. Here are a few points to be aware of and some new bike options.
How To: Quick and effective training around a busy work schedule
Stuck in the office with no bike time? Mates dropping you on the first climb? Check out how to get bike fit in and around work hours.
9 ways to become the world's worst riding buddy
We look at 9 ways to really annoy your riding mates in a road bunch or on the trail. Be the worst you can be!
Full Review: 2014 Focus Cayo EVO 1.0
Is the Cayo truly a "do it all" road race/fondo bike? We ride and rate.
5 performance road wheel upgrades under $1000
Few upgrades can transform a bike like a new set of wheels. Check out these performance, yet affordable, options.
5 ways to increase power and eliminate pain!
Are you in pain when cycling? Is your saddle at the correct height? Follow these tips to get your position right and drop all your mates with MAXIMUM POWER!
Video of the week: Downhill Wurbauerkogel 1992-94
Remember the old days, when downhill was hardly the discipline we are familiar with today? The bikes may have changed but the screw loose riders remain the same
7 steps to effective selling (Part 1)
These 7 simple steps are crucial to a successful sales outcome. Firstly we cover greeting and approach before getting into the real guts of the sales process!
5 Dirty racing tactics: Mountain bike
5 more dirty racing tips for all you mountain bikers without any honor!
Video of the week: Road vs Mountain bike Rap Battle
"The ultimate dual between dirt and pavement"
5 reasons it's cheaper to buy new than second-hand
It may seem like a bargain but what are you really paying for? We explain why second-hand bikes often end up more expensive, and troublesome, than buying new.
Kit like a Pro: Ryder Hesjedal
Want to get the pro cyclist look? Check out this list of gear to get decked out like Garmin Sharp's main man!
Ski lift trails for everyone!
Downhill trail riding isn't only for the extreme among us. More and more winter ski resorts are building trails and opening for business in the summer months. Never been a better time t...
10 Dirty Racing tactics: Road criteriums
Check out the reality of criterium racing at a Pro amateur level. Be warned though: Don't try this at home!
Video of the Week: Rapha Continental, USA
We continue our exploration into the beauty of cycling with Rapha Continental. This time we go back to the beginning in the US
Mountain biking advocacy: The IMBA
No discussion about cycling advocacy would be complete without mentioning the big daddy of them all: The International Mountain Bicycling Association or IMBA
What's your "Call to Action"?
Social media marketing is all about engaging potential customers in as wide a spread possible. A key to this is creating a "call to action"
Introducing the Hybrid: The most versatile bike On Earth!
The hybrid haters are out there. We attempt to even the balance by explaining why the hybrid SHOULD be your next new bike.
10 tips to choosing the right cycling shoes
Ten tips to choosing the best road or mountain bike shoes.
What NOT to eat when cycling
There are many ways to fuel your body, but also many ways Not to. Here is what to avoid.
Helping people find you: The importance of online impressions in your marketing mix
There is a lot more to marketing online than just creating a website and hoping people will find you. We show you how to improve online impressions for your bikeshop.
Top ten tips for criterium first timers
Criterium racing is fast paced frantic fun! It also requires skills, fitness and brains. Follow these tips to improve your success when racing.
New mountain bike tech: Shimano XTR Di2 electronic shifting
Shimano has finally unveiled its mountain bike electronic groupset: XTR M9050 Di2
Bike comparison: 4 of the best 29" trail bikes available
Experience singletrack goodness! We look at and compare four of the best mid range 29" trail bikes you can buy.
Why you SHOULDN'T buy a hybrid!
There are so many great bikes out there so why would you want to buy a hybrid? We tell you why you shouldn't...
Video of the week: Rapha Continental: The Satchel Ride, Australia
To continue our theme of showing the beauty of cycling we present Rapha Continental: The satchel ride, Australia
Video of the week: Be Rude Not To - mountain biking in Rotorua, New Zealand
Looking for an overseas mountain biking destination? Give New Zealand some serious thought for a once in a life time trail riding adventure.
What to pack: Mountain bike race weekend
A weekend away racing a multi-stage or endurance mountain bike event requires a good amount of planning and packing. Here is what you will need to cover every eventuality.
The do's and don'ts of Social Media for your bike shop
Social media has become a key tool for increasing the customer base of a retail bike shop. We look at some key ways to begin expanding your reach online, and also what to avoid.
Cycling: The new golf
The evidence is in: Cycling is now the new golf! So if you want to get ahead in the corporate world buy a bike and join a bunch!
6 of the world's most epic mountain bike climbs
Looking to test your climbing ability, or just searching for an international mountain bike adventure? These trails are all set among mountainous terrain that will test the limits of yo...
Disc brakes: 2 simple repairs when on the trail or at home
Many brake problems are best fixed by your local bike shop mechanic. But what about if you're already out riding or haven't time to get it fixed before going out?
The Kona Hidden Vale 24hr solo race report
BikeRoar contributing writer, Andrew Handyside, recently raced the Kona 24hr solo. With the chance of a podium spot see how he fared in this gruelling challenge!
The 5 most awesome Downhill bikes available today!
It's a big call, but true or not you can't argue these rides are all jaw-droppingly unreal and represent the pinnacle of what is currently possible in downhill mountain biking.
Interview with Jared Graves
A household name in the mountain bike world, Jared Graves is a versatile rider capable of competing at World Cup level in 4x, BMX, XC, downhill and now enduro.
The 6 best road climbs on earth
Its a big claim, but we think this is the best rounded collection of climbs for road cyclists from every corner of the world.
Support your safe cycling advocate!
Advocacy groups in cycling promote and support a wide range of programs designed to make bicycling safer, easier to approach and more fun for everybody. Get involved!
Mountain bike race day: What to carry
If you are committed to an XC or endurance mountain bike race check out our list of the essentials to carry, and how to carry them.
Video of the Week: From the Netherlands to America
A collection of cycling advocates, city planners and traffic engineers from the US go to the Netherlands to check out how to build bicycle infrastructure...coming to a road near you.
What to look for when purchasing a new saddle
Here are some key qualities to look for when trying to find the perfect saddle
5 top touring bikes
We've handpicked five of our favorite touring bikes to get you onto the open road, breathing in some fresh air and enjoying life.
Video of the week: Tate Roskelley - the most creative BMX rider on earth
Tate Roskelley redefines what makes a great BMX video with his "out of the box" style and creativity.
5 of the very best cycling apps
These apps don't only map your route and show your performance, they are also a coach, a mechanic and a training motivator!
5 things to look for when upgrading mountain bike wheels
Nothing can change how your mountain bike performs more than a wheel upgrade. Here are some things to look for when shopping around.
Interval training part 2: The 3 energy systems and how to train them
Interval training can be tailored to suit different requirements in your riding. We outline the different energy systems and how to improve them.
What on earth is Enduro?
Mountain biking continues to throw up new disciplines and race formats. One of the more recent creations is known as enduro.
Video of the Week: Filip Polc's Taxco Downhill run in 2013
Combine one fearless downhill mountain biker, a crazy urban run and a cutting edge helmet cam. The result? 4 minutes of jaw dropping insanity!
Bike Fit: Getting saddle height right
How many ways to skin a cat? Probably about the same as there are ways to set your saddle height correctly.
Road bike upgrade: 5 mid-level wheels sets which could transform your ride!
Wheel upgrades can make a huge difference to how your bike rides. These wheels can improve comfort, stiffness and weight without breaking the bank.
A beginner's guide to interval training
Intervals done properly will increase your strength, speed and fitness. So what are they and how can I adapt my regular ride in a simple way?
Stay Fresh: Road cycling tricks
Keeping fresh on the road can be a challenge especially when you are at your limit in a bunch. We share some tricks to saving energy on a long road ride or race.
Converting a mountain bike for the road
It is a simple task to convert that old mountain bike into one which is perfect for city riding, fitness or even commuting.
Video of the Week: Cairns Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup 1996
The Mountain Bike World Cup has just finished in Cairns, Australia for the first time since 1996. We go back in time and check it out.
24hr solo race preparation
What does it take to get to the start line of a 24hr race ready to go? We asked our expert and this is what he had to say.
What is the best wheel size for marathon or endurance mountain biking?
Which wheel size is the best choice for an endurance or marathon mountain bike race? 29er or 27.5?
5 tips to staying motivated and on the bike
We all love to ride, why then is it so hard at times to find the motivation to get out there on our bikes? These five tips offer a slightly different take on remaining motivated.
Video of the week: 2014 Paris-Roubaix with Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
A behind the scenes look at the cycling calendar's toughest one-day race: Paris-Roubaix
5 top mountain bike pedals
There are a heap of options available when upgrading your MTB pedals. Here are five of the most popular models to check out at upgrade time.
How to save energy while mountain biking
In mountain biking there are plenty of opportunities to waste energy and wear yourself down. Our mountain bike expert sheds some light on ways to minimize energy loss and ride efficiently.
An introduction to 24hr solo mountain bike racing
It requires discipline, dedication and a fair amount of pain, but what is it that gets people on a mountain bike for 24hrs? How do I get involved?
Buying an affordable Time trial bike
Time trial/triathon bikes can be an expensive purchase. We show what to look for, and some affordable alternatives.
5 Budget busting road bikes for the girls
Have a look at these inexpensive entry level bikes as a great place to begin your road cycling career!
Bike safety checklist: Important checks to make before you ride
Routine pre-ride checks are an important part of your bicycle maintenance routine. They not only ensure that your ride goes smoothly and free from disastrous mechanical failure, but are...
Video of the week: Tour de Fail compilation
The Tour de France is the toughest sporting event of the year. It isn't the three weeks of racing that is the only difficulty, as you can see from this collection of epic moments.
Cycling and food: When to eat and what to eat
Some say that the best thing about cycling is that you can eat whatever you want. But is this actually true? We look at what to eat and, equally importantly - when.
Clipless or flat? Pedal decision made easier
Which type of pedal is best for mountain biking: clipless or flat? We answer this question with advice for your next purchase.
Road cycling checklist for beginners
Rocking on up to your local bike shop for the first time with a pocket full of money and absolutely no idea? Cover the basics with this checklist for beginner road cyclists.
Talkin' cranksets: size, length and osymetry!
The crankset is the beating heart of your bike's drivetrain. Learn more about what makes it tick with a brief look at its qualities.
10 must have accessories for cold weather commuting
Cold weather is a challenge for the year round cyclist. These accessories are essential to staying comfortable while commuting in cold and wet conditions.
Video of the week: Danny MacAskill's Imaginate
Danny's latest film leaves the typical trials environment and explores a fantasy landscape
Upgrade your MTB kit: 4 handy hydration packs
How do you hydrate? When, Why, and with what? You might think there are a million answers to your million questions, but there's actually only one answer: Hydration Pack!
Are these 5 bikes really all commuters?
How will you get to work today? There's more than one way to skin a cat, likewise riding to work on a bike. We check the credentials of five very different bikes.
A short guide to the Spring Classics
For a small group of professional cyclists in Europe, spring isn't all flowers and new life - it marks the season of the Classics: the most torturous, dangerous and downright tough one ...
Brussels Express: Bike Messengers
Explores the traffic nightmare in modern cities and the brave people who ride their bikes through the gridlock.
Mountain bike skills: Hop, manual and uphill pop!
Mountain biking involves clambering over a huge array of obstacles both man-made and natural. With the correct arsenal of skills you can turn your clambering into gliding as you seamles...
Choosing mountain bike tires for XC, enduro and downhill
How do I choose a new set of tires? Follow these general guide lines when shopping around for a new pair of shoes for your mountain bike.
The search continues: 5 all-mountain, all-round trail bikes
Finding an all-round mountain bike has never been easier. These are 5 of the most capable and versatile mid-travel, all-mountain machines available.
The benefits of cycling together or alone
There are many benefits to riding as part of a group or "bunch", but did you know the same applies to a solo outing? Here are some benefits of both types of riding.
Setting up mountain bike suspension
Setting up your mountain bike suspension is easy, just follow these simple steps.
Video of the Week: Anka Martin's New Zealand Adventure
Girls on bikes on trails....what's not to like?
Choosing an all-round mountain bike: XC or Trail?
Mountain bike buyers guide: XC vs trail, short vs mid-travel and 29" vs 27.5" wheels. Sound confusing? We can help!
Training for strength, speed and the sprint
Try these simple road bike training tips to increase strength, speed and acceleration. With a little work perhaps one day you could beat Mario!
Bike Setup: The benefit of a professional "shop fit" and some DIY alternatives
Correct bike fitting is an essential part of cycling. The best fit is done by the professionals, but there are some do it yourself techniques that can also have good results.
Road bike buying guide: Road gearing compared
A groupset is an accurate way of discerning the purpose of any road bike between entry level, intermediate and advanced or race. This guide explains what's what.
Tim Knoll: Viral video of the week
Flatland and street riding from a BMX innovator.
Choosing a commuting bike on a budget
How do you choose a budget commuting bike that ticks all the boxes? Follow this guide and better yet, visit your local bike shop.
5 Basic mountain bike skills every beginner should learn
Your mountain biking skills constantly develop and improve every time you get on the bike. Here are some areas that may require special attention, but will also transform your abilities...
Mountain bike buying guide: Hardtail vs XC Dual Suspension 29ers
Stuck between a hard or soft tail mountain bike in the short travel category? Check out some features and benefits of both platforms.
5 Saddles for the weight weenies
A superleggera (super light) saddle is a quick and easy way to drop weight from your bike. Check out these five beauties for some minimalist saddle action.
Bunch Riding: Respecting the Patron
Bunch riding is about working together towards a common goal, but what about when the cohesion is torn by an ego on legs?
Unicycle Freestyle: Viral Video of the Week
When one wheel is hardly a handicap. Check out the unicycle bandits ripping it up
Become a stronger, faster climber
Climbing is a love or hate thing. With some work we can all become better climbers and perhaps even enjoy the challenge.
Quick Look: 3 top 29er mountain bikes
A speedy view of some trail bike goodness. This time it's three top end 29er trail bikes for the girls and boys.
Dream Kit: Top of the range road bikes, no expense spared
Got a spare $10,000 to deposit on your new road bike? You're going to need every cent if you want to ride away on any of these dream road bikes!
Understanding bicycle tire pressure
Whether road or mountain bike, understanding tire pressure is necessary if you want to get the most performance and pleasure out of your cycling.
Martyn Ashton, Road Bike Party 2 - Viral Video of the Week
What is possible on a carbon road bike? Martyn and his mates take it to the limit.
How to stay hydrated while cycling
Maintaining your hydration during exercise is absolutely critical to maximising performance and sometimes even just surviving a ride! We share some expert tips to keeping hydrated.
5 entry-level road bikes to get you riding and racing
Beginner rider with aspirations for racing? Check out these five budget to intermediate road bikes.
5 bikes to take your mind off relationship issues
We all have to deal with relationship stress at some stage in our lives, but did you know there is a bike out there to help in these unfortunate situations?
Mountain bike groupset comparison: Shimano vs. SRAM
We compare some fundamentals of mountain bike groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. What level do you need?
Which bike? Specialized Venge, Tarmac or Roubaix?
We take a look at three different road bikes from one of the industry's biggest and find out which is best for you.
5 tips to being prepared on Race Day
You've put in the hard yards leading up to the race...be prepared for the big day by following these 5 simple tips.
Aero road bike or TT bike?
Ever considered purchasing an aerodynamic bike but got stuck between TT and aero road? Find out which is most suitable for you.
3 Top-of-the-range 2014 flat-bar road bikes
Looking for a quality, high performance commuting bike but don't want to settle for the basic recreational level? These 3 flat-bars bikes would not look out of place in even the most se...
Are you a Cyclist or a Bike Rider?
Everybody owns or rides a bike but a real cyclist is a rarer breed. Check this list to see if you have made it to the world of real cycling yet.
6 Must-have cycling accessories for 2014
The Festive Season has come and gone, but it doesn't mean you have to forget yourself after spoiling everybody else. Check out these must-have accessories to enhance your cycling pleasure!
"Bike Lanes" - Viral video of the week
A humorous look at the obstacles encountered every day by urban cyclists.
Mountain bike skills: Choosing a line, handling gravel and drop-offs
Do you dread the weekend trail ride because of the inevitable descents with gravelly corners and that 1 foot drop that freaks you out every time? Learn the skills necessary to tackle ev...
What is a Gran Fondo or Endurance Road Bike?
Want to join the road bunch but concerned about the realities of perching on an uncompromising race machine? Look no further than the every-man's road bike: The Gran Fondo.
5 of the Best: Intermediate ($2000-$2500) Hardtails
Looking for a quality hardtail that ticks all the boxes but won't break the bank? Here are five great bikes that are ride-able, race-able and perfect for some all-round trail action.
Bush Mechanics: How to fix a bike without tools
Ever been on the trails far from home with a broken bike and insufficient tools? It's time for ingenuity, creativity and a sense of humor to save the day.
10 tips to fit cycling training around life
We all want to ride more and become better cyclists, but how often does life seem to get in the way? Make the most of your time with some simple tips to fit cycling into your busy life.
How to shift gears correctly on your bike
Gear shifting is an assumed skill, but how well do you do it really? Here some tips for new and experienced cyclists to help hone those skills.
Five quality road bikes on a budget
You don't have to pay many thousands of dollars to get into road cycling. Here are some budget options that don't skimp on performance.
10 tips for the home bike mechanic
Being able to work on your own bike is great fun and leads to more confidence on the bike as well. Here are 10 skills to start you on the way.
New bike tech coming to a bunch near you in 2014
Cyclists are always on the lookout for new technology. Here a 5 new products and trends available now!
5 steps to transitioning your kids onto a geared, v-brake bike
Stepping up to a geared bike with v-brakes can be quite a jump for some kids. Here are some tricks to making the transition fun and easy.
Best bike upgrades for under $100
Cycling is an expensive sport, but you can radically alter how your bike rides with an inexpensive and simple component upgrade...and just in time for Christmas!
Coil vs Air MTB forks
Upgrading your forks? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of buying an air or coil MTB fork.
Travelling with bikes: Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA Review
Air travel with a bike can be painful. We look at your options and review one of the best from Scicon.
5 common mistakes when starting out mountain biking
Mountain biking is a challenging and fun activity. There are, however, a few pitfalls many stumble into when just starting out. Here are a couple of the most obvious errors beginner rid...
What's on your mountain bike handlebars?
Mountain bike handlebars are getting crowded these days. What do you carry up front?
What's the difference between a $50 and $300 bike pedal?
Looking for a new set of pedals? How much real world difference is there between the entry level and top shelf?
Electric mountain bikes: The next generation
Lithium batteries and Bosch motors have transformed what is possible with electric bikes. But are these good off-road trail bikes? We ride and rate.
Mountain bikes on a budget
Mountain biking is the world's most expensive sport! Here are some options for the beginner that won't break the bank.
Road Cycling: 5 top commuting lights
Dark winter days are approaching for many. Have you got your lights sorted? If not, check out these great options.
To bling or not to bling?
Is it cool to bling my bike and what are the options? We take a look at ways to get more hip while cycling.
Upgrade time: Dropper seatposts
A dropper seatpost could be the best component upgrade you ever do to your bike and will enhance your riding no end...as long as it doesn't break!
Electronic suspension: Groundbreaking or gimmick?
Electronic suspension is well and truly with us. Is this just hype or are there real benefits for the average mountain biker?
Guide to mountain bike suspension: An explanation of terms
Understanding some key concepts relating to mountain bike suspension is a crucial step to getting more from your ride.
9 steps to enjoying a big day in the saddle
Follow these tips and get the most out of a massive day riding on the road.
A beginner's guide to mountain bike suspension design
A brief guide to the most popular suspension designs currently available
1x11 Groupsets - What's the deal?
It doesn't seem that long ago that 9 speed became 10 speed...we check out the new SRAM 1x11 groupset. Is it for you?
Road Bikes: Should I go Aero?
Aerodynamics is the latest and greatest trend in road cycling. But is it for you? We take a look.
5 tips when purchasing cycling shoes
Get the right fit first time! Here are 5 tips when purchasing shoes from your local bike shop.
Which BB? A beginner's guide to Bottom Brackets
As manufacturers look for the perfect bottom bracket design, we mortal consumers get confused and wonder why?
Which slick? 4 tire upgrades for your road or mountain bike
Looking to upgrade your road tires for racing or commuting? There is a dizzying array of sizes and specifications available.
What is a Cyclocross Bike?
Cyclocross, once synonymous with the European winter, is now growing massively in the US and other parts of the world. So what makes a cyclocross bike and why?
2013 Road Worlds. The Champions and their Bikes
The 2013 World Championships are over. We check out the winners and the steeds they rode to victory.
New Tech: Hydraulic brakes for road bikes. Are they necessary?
2013 has seen the introduction of hydraulic brakes to the road and cyclocross market. We have a look at the benefits and drawbacks to this technology.
What to look for in a $3000 mountain bike
Not everybody is training for the cross country or Downhill World Cup, but we all still deserve a decent bike with which to hit the trails. Here are some things to look for in a trail rig.
Panniers or Trailer?
What setup do you need for your next bicycle tour? Check out of list of facts about both styles of cargo-carrying bicycle accessories.
Chain stretch: Knowing when to get a new chain
Checking your chain for wear is a much neglected part of regular bike maintenance. In fact, many people are unaware that a bicycle chain is a consumable part like tires or brake pads.
Local Bike Shop vs Supermarket vs Online Store
Buying a new bike can turn into Local Bike Shop vs. Big Box Super(cycle)market. It’s a fight where both contestants have their strengths and weaknesses.
Carbon mountain bikes - are they a good idea?
So, is carbon fiber a good idea when making a mountain bike? It could crack, right?
Perfect your MTB Climbing Part 2: Tackling Terrain
Knowing how to confidently take on different terrain and obstacles is key to becoming a good mountain bike climber.
Why we love La Vuelta
The La Vuelta Espana has always been the forgotten Grand Tour, usually eclipsed by the Giro and of course, the Tour de France. This is a shame because the year's best racing can often b...
Cleaning and lubricating your MTB fork
Keeping your MTB suspension forks clean, grit free and lubed is vitally important in prolonging the life of these essential components.
Roof racks and bike carriers - Which is best?
Bikes can be a logistical nightmare. So what is the best way to move my precious cargo around?
5 Women's Specific Bikes - What makes them Women's Specific?
We look at what 5 manufacturers have done to make their women's bikes a perfect fit for the female anatomy.
Upgrading your Road Bars
Handlebar upgrades can dramatically change the way your road bike feels, can alleviate comfort or body position issues and ultimately make spending time in the saddle more enjoyable.
5 steps to better MTB climbing (Part 1): Position and attitude
Getting your position right is the first step to mastery, add a healthy attitude and you're on your way!
Knowing when to wash and replace your bib shorts
In case you didn't know....
8 Mini tool must haves
On the road or in the bush, carrying the proper tools is vital. Fortunately it is possible to get nearly everything you need in one tool.
Carbon and Alloy components. What's the story?
Carbon fiber and aluminium are the two most used materials in bicycle frame and component manufacturing. Here's a rundown on both.
6 signs to replace your tires
Tires are the consumable we go through most when riding regularly. Stay safe by keeping an eye on the warning signs.
Your local Bunch: How to find and what to ask
Tagging onto a bunch is one of the first steps when becoming a true road cyclist. Here's some tips to make the transition easier.
Where do you fit in the cycling ecosystem? (Part 2)
In Part 2 we break down the MTB and BMX components of the cycling ecosystem.
BMX or geared MTB? Pros and cons...
BMX or geared MTB? What's the best choice when kitting out the family?
2013 Tour de France. 10 memorable moments
The 2013 Tour did not disappoint. We chose ten moments to savor in the aftermath of the biggest cycling event of the year.
26" vs 27.5" vs 29" wheel tech and knock-on effects
Three wheel sizes in MTB now, but is there room? We check it out.
2013 Tour de France Crystal Ball: The last four days
The final TT is done and now a horrendous three days in the Alps looms. Here are our predictions for the podium and the jerseys in Paris.
5 reasons to buy a road bike
A quick look at what makes road bikes great and why you should buy one and jump onto the nearest bunch!
Where do you fit into the cycling ecosystem? (Part 1)
Cycling is a collection of vastly different people all participating in a similar activity. Here we look at the road riding cyclists in particular.
10 Questions to ask your LBS when buying a bike
New to cycling? Ask these questions at your local bike shop to ensure you get the bike you really want!
How to adjust your Front Derailleur in 5 easy steps
Front derailleurs can be frustrating. This guide should help.
The Mountains of le Tour de France
Climbs are part of the legend of the Tour. We take a look at the KOM classification and some of the Tour's iconic mountain passes.
An introduction to 650b (27.5") wheels
A new wheel size is starting to hit the MTB market. Is it just marketing and hype? What are the advantages of a 27.5" wheel?
MTB Genres. What's the right one for you?
MTB categories can be confusing, and as even more new models come out for more and more specific purposes it ain't getting any easier to choose a new bike.
Tour de France: 100 years of Winners and Sinners
Drugs, doping and performance enhancers have a history as long as the Tour's 100 years. Here's a look at the past and what it means for riders aiming at the podium.
Upgrade your MTB bars. Here's why
MTB handlebars may seem a fairly innocuous component to upgrade, but sometimes a change to the cockpit can alter the way your bike rides for the better.
An introduction to the 2013 Tour de France
The Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event on the planet. Check out some interesting facts about this iconic race.
How to adjust your rear derailleur in 5 easy steps
Adjusting a rear derailleur is an important skill to master. With a bit of practice you can tune your own derailleur with confidence.
Survive the summer heat with these 7 must haves
Check out these must have cycling products to help keep cool in the hot summer weather.
5 reasons to buy a Flat Bar road bike
In the market for a general purpose city bike? The flat bar is one of the most versatile bicycles available.
Knowing when to replace your bar tape
A common sense guide to knowing when it's time to change the bar wrap on your road bike.
How to select teammates for a 12 or 24hr MTB enduro
An MTB enduro or 24 hour is probably the most fun to be had on a bike with mates. Here's how to choose them!
10 Reasons to Upgrade Your Road Pedals
Power transfer, weight, security...these are just some of the advantages available when upgrading pedals.
Bike Lights: 5 Things to look for in your next purchase
One of the most effective ways to stay safe while on a bike is to invest in good lights. Here is what to look for.
How to clean and lube your chain in 5 steps
Most of us can't often be bothered cleaning and lubing our bike chain, yet by following these 5 simple steps the job can be done quickly and easily.
Critérium du Dauphiné: Wrap up and Pro bikes
The Critérium du Dauphiné, raced in the French Alps, is an important warm-up for the Tour. Here are some bikes.
5 reasons to check and replace your chain
Is your drivetrain running a bit rough? Having trouble hitting that gear? You may need to replace your chain...Here's why.
How to prepare for a 100 mile Gran Fondo or charity ride
Gran fondo, charity ride, mass participation event...whatever it's called you will need to prepare. Here are 5 simple tips to be on top of your game.
Upgrading mountain bike forks? 5 things to consider...
5 reasons to make suspension forks your next mountain bike upgrade.
Coping with Saddle Pain
Saddle related pain is no fun. Here are five steps to saddle heaven.
10 ways to keep fed and hydrated on a bike
Avoid the dreaded bonk. Follow these steps and keep riding all day long.
6 reasons to Upgrade my Road Wheels
Wheels are fundamental to bike performance. Here is why you should upgrade today!
5 things to look for when buying a heart rate monitor
Some tips for the bike rider looking for a heart rate monitor
Frame Materials and What to Buy
Steel, alloy, carbon: An easy guide to bicycle frame materials.
Get a Grip! Top 5 Mountain Bike Tires
Upgrade to the most appropriate tire for your riding conditions and style.
5 Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day
5 great gift ideas for the cycling mums out there!
Fitting a Lid and the Law
A 5 step helmet fitting guide and your legal obligations to wear one.
What really makes a "good" Local Bike Shop?
What are the ingredients that make your LBS stand apart?
Finish the Day
An interview with Reid Anderton on his record breaking 14,178km ride around Australia.
A Quick Guide to Mountain Bikes
An easy guide to understanding mountain bike categories, suspension travel and purpose.
Measuring the Ride
Bicycle computers have come a long way. Armed with GPS, HRM and cadence, they are a cyclist's best friend.
Paris-Roubaix - The Bikes
Let's check out some of the equipment designed for the year's toughest one-day spectacle.
Hybrid - Flat Bar - Road Bikes... Help!
Confused about hybrids, flat bar road and road bikes..? So was my partner. I hope this helps.
Setting Up a Single Chainring
Get back to basics...the simplicity, the weight savings, and the coolness factor. Ditch the front derailleur and go single chainring!
Cycling - How Do I Get Started?
I first contracted the cycling bug riding a borrowed bike on a short and very frightening mountain bike ride in the 90's with a mate who was into the sport at the time. I fell in love w...
What's in the Workshop Box?
Every serious cyclist has a place where the flotsam and jetsam of years of riding bikes washes up. After removing the dust and dirt I had a look at what was left, and was amazed to find...
The Commuting Debate: A Different Take.
To bike commute or not bike commute, that is the question, and only you can answer. Decide for yourself and reap the benefits!
Keeping it Clean
How do I clean my new, shiny, beautiful bike? It's a worthy question - road bikes should ALWAYS be kept in perfect showroom condition; as clean as your jersey fresh from a bucket of Napisan.
An Interview with Daniel Crisp
An Interview with Daniel Crisp, Professional Mountain Biker and BikeRoar's new writer.
UCI Pro Tour team bikes 2013
An overview of the Bikes that the Pro's will be riding in 2013.
26" v 29er - Which is the best?
The debate on wheel size continues. Which wheel size is the best for you - 26" or 29"? BikeRoar breaks down the facts to help you come to the best choice for your riding style.
What's in the Jersey?
BikeRoar's guide to what you need to carry with you on the road.
Sore Bums Suck - Get the right saddle and ride pain free.
BikeRoar's guide to purchasing the right saddle for your riding style so you can ride pain free.
What's In the Bag?
When mountain biking, it's important to make sure you've got the correct gear with you out on the trail.
Groupsets. What's the deal?
What Groupset is right for me?
Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo. The Aftermath
BikeRoar's Editor give us a wrap up of the Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo bike ride
BikeRoar's Guide to Buying Children's Bikes for Christmas
A comprehensive guide on the different types of children's bikes and what is most suitable for your child.
Bikeroar's Top 10 Best Pressies for the Bike Nut
BikeRoar's top 10 Christmas gifts for cyclists. Bicyclists are not hard to shop for, here are 10 quick and easy presents you can get for your stocking.
Come out from the dark
An overview of different lights for bikes and what lights are suitable for different styles of riding.
Dual suspension story by a try hard whippet
BikeRoar's editor journey into mountain biking, Starting from a Hardtail to upgrading to dual suspension bike.
Eat Well, Drink Well, Ride Well
Eating and Drinking properly to get through the long rides. How nutrition effect your performance while cycling.